The act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule


Used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure.

the act or process of measuring; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Measure

Used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure.


Meas"ur*ing, a. Used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure. Measuring faucet, a faucet which permits only a given quantity of liquid to pass each time it is opened, or one by means of which the liquid which passes can be measured. -- Measuring worm (Zo'94l.), the larva of any geometrid moth. See Geometrid.

Used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure.


Usage Examples

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.

By measuring the proportion of children living with the same parents from birth and whether their parents report a good quality relationship we are driving home the message that social programmes should promote family stability and avert breakdown.

Instead of seeing these children for the blessings that they are, we are measuring them only by the standard of whether they will be future deficits or assets for our nation's competitive needs.

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Other Usage Examples

It is now possible to quantify people's levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.

Perhaps measuring animal intelligence by comparing it to human intelligence isn't the best litmus test.

Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning - an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.


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